LGEA Submission to Public Works Committee Inquiry into Scrutiny of Public Works in NSW
The Inquiry into Scrutiny of Public Works in NSW is being chaired by the Hon Robert Brown MLC who is a representative of the NSW Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party.
Our submission outlines the current problems and waste created by a lack of engineering capacity within government and those agencies responsible for infrastructure development and delivery. We chart how the problem has emerged and provide our experiences at Sydney Water as a case study.
In the final part of the submission we set out some solutions “a better way forward” which are consistent with PA’s Engineering a Better Future Campaign which we are about to launch across all states. Featuring prominently in the solutions are the matters addressed by the Notice of Motion which is currently before the Parliament.
LGEA Submission to Upper House Inquiry into NSW Local Government
On 28 May, the NSW Legislative Council announced an inquiry into local government in New South Wales. The inquiry was established to closely examine the NSW Government’s Fit for the Future reform agenda. Including the financial sustainability of the local government sector.
We are aware of real concerns relating to potential council amalgamations and further cost shifting, so this inquiry is timely and essential to give local government and communities the opportunity to discuss these significant reform proposals.
The LGEA (with the feedback of members) has made a submission to the inquiry that builds upon the recommendations and proposals which we have made in our previous submission during this reform process